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Charles G Calder Gallery Oil Painting Portrait Providence Rhode Island

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    Posted 4 years ago

    TamaraB
    (60 items)

    This is something that I recently purchased at an auction here in Colorado. It is not signed by the artist. When I was doing some research on it the only thing I could look into was the labeling on the back. Which led me to Charles G Galder in Providence Rhode Island. Late 1800's - early 1900's. Unfortunately since I don't live in or anywhere close to Rhode Island I don't have access to the galleries located there. So I am trying to figure out which artists did Calder represent.

    I purchased her because I think she is beautiful and reminded me of William Bouguereau's Jeune. He would have been alive when this was painted. Maybe she just looks like her, kind of. :-). She is small in size 9 x 12" framed. Bouguereau's were usually big, any ideas who painted this?

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    1. matisse matisse, 4 years ago

      Hello Tamara,

      If you do a search for "label from Charles G. Calder" you will find a lot a paintings and many names. If I were you, I would include some key words such as portrait, not signed or unsigned.
    2. TamaraB TamaraB, 4 years ago
      Thanks Matisse, I will try that!
    3. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
      Charles G. Calder was a prominent merchant who
      owned an artist supply store and was deeply involved
      in Providence’s artistic community. This Painting is from the area sometimes around 1880-1900 period. This may be a Very important piece of Providence RI Art work! Like I stated He was in with the Best Painters of that era and time period! I would contact RISD Museum and get ther opinion, they may know just by style who painted this. Great Find!
    4. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
      Did you take it out of frame to see if signature is under frame edge?
    5. TamaraB TamaraB, 4 years ago
      Hi Dizzydave, I have not taken the frame apart. If I get super brave I might though. I will check and see on contacting RISD as you suggest. When I searched the label I haven't found any artists that did similar work as this. It's usually landscapes or still life's. Thanks for your help!
    6. johncobb, 4 years ago
      This may be a reach, and it may not. But between 1880 and 1900 , a lot of paintings were coming out from the Examined South Kensington Art School, a lot of paintings used the same color for a back drop to a lot of their paintings. He may have picked up fine art works from students with fine Art Certificates. Just a thought. The Art School is very interesting about it's works. And like your painting a lot. Good luck to you.
    7. TamaraB TamaraB, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the lead johncobb! I googled Kensington art school in that time frame and there were a few artist doing portraits like mine. A few years ago I was in the park across from the school. But I didn't have the painting yet. I guess I should go back...lol.
    8. JOEinSTLOUIS JOEinSTLOUIS, 4 years ago
      Great painting you have there! Im in the same boat, recently brought a painting for
      $45 only because its damaged some. but thought frame was worth the price. has old label on the back that says " Charles G Calder" Providence Rhode Island. I tried listing my painting on my page not sure if it took?
    9. TamaraB TamaraB, 4 years ago
      Thanks JOEinSTLOUIS, I checked out your show and tell and it is up, it is a great frame. If you like the painting enough there are a lot of artists that could fix the paint loss. Regards,
    10. Charlessims, 2 years ago
      Hi as per skinner he move to 358 address in 1882 he also represented edward bannistet

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